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Northrop Grumman: Principal Eng Supplier Quality

Northrop Grumman

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted June 4, 2021.

Category: EngineeringLocation: Virtual Posting, Los AngelesUS Citizenship Required for this Position: YesClearance Type: SecretTelecommute: Yes – May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this positionShift: 1st ShiftTravel Required: Yes, 75 % of the TimePositions Available: 1At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions.

In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning.

We’re looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions.

By joining in our shared mission, we’ll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader.

At Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking an experienced Supplier Quality Engineer to join our Supplier Performance Management Field Engineering team.

This team supports programs with suppliers across the United States and Internationally.

The selected candidate must reside in the NY/NE area, preferably in the MA/NH region.

This position works a 9/80 schedule and will travel an estimated 75%.

Roles and Responsibilities:Collaborate in a team environment, negotiate and integrate different viewpoints, prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish the project results.Represent the company with credibility, confidence and professionalism.Perform Specification Compliance Reviews, First Article Inspections and Source inspections on various categories of hardware such as PWBs, CCAs, cables and connectors, microelectronics, electro-mechanical systems, and power supplies.Understands continuous process improvement (CI) and can effectively develop and execute CI initiatives and activities.Initiate Corrective Action Plans and work with suppliers, manufacturing and engineering personnel to identify root cause and ensure robust corrective actions are implemented.Analyze and interpret data to identify suppliers’ process issues and developing solutionsPerform process and product audits along with capacity assessments to ensure the supplier’s processes are robust and capable, as well as compliant to Military and Space requirements.Effectively perform supplier surveillance activities designed to manage and improve supplier performance, productivity, and process validation.Apply technologies, scientific principles, theories and concepts to analyze and audit our suppliers’ processes and capabilities.Capable of leading cross-functional teams in pursuit of performance improvements aligned to department and organizational goalsMitigate supplier quality risk to prevent/minimize business impact from supplied material defectsProactive reduction and prevention of supplied material defect occurrences and verification of supplied material defect claimsLead on-site supplier engagements, including performance reviews and Quality System auditsBe able to analyze and present data to all levels of leadershipStrong communication skills (both oral and written)Understands general contracting principles in a Department of Defense and commercial environmentEstablish positive working relationships with suppliers and internal teamsDevelop and mentor new engineers.Must be a self-starter able to plan and schedule the required activities and must be flexible to accommodate urgent program needs.

MAQEABasic Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree in a related STEM field and 5+ years relevant experience in Quality, Manufacturing or Design engineering and/or 5+ years of experience in Continuous Improvement.Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.

US Citizenship required.Knowledge of ISO 9001 or AS9100 requirementsMust be able to travel up to 75% of the TimeExperience in root cause analysis and corrective actionDemonstrate skill to lead teams and projectsAbility to obtain a DoD Secret clearance Preferred Qualifications:Possess current DOD Secret Clearance.Experience working in the defense industry.Process knowledge and manufacturing engineering experience in PWB, CCAs, microelectronics, RF devices, electro-mechanical systems, and Power Supplies.Certification in J-STD-001, IPC-A-600, 610, 620 or Mil-Std-883.Space CertificationSix Sigma or Lean certifications.Lead auditor experience to ISO 9001 and AS9100, AS9102 requirements.Training in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (ANSI Y14.5M)ASQ Lead Auditor, CQE, CQM Certification